Lemon Blueberry Muffins

These muffins are gluten-free and dairy free, and so delicious. Perfect for a Sunday brunch. Ingredients: 2 and 3/4 cups super fine almond flour 1/3 cup tapioca flour 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt Zest of 2 medium lemons 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 1/3 cup avocado oil (or light…

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Rules for a Gluten-Free Home

One of the difficult things for me as a celiac patient and a doctor to celiac patients is to help others understand what “no gluten” means. A typical conversation: “You can have pancakes, can’t you?” “Not if they have gluten in them.” “Is wheat the same as gluten?” “Yes. Wheat contains gluten.” Trying to have…

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Recovering From Accidental Gluten Exposure

If you have celiac or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, as careful as you are about avoiding gluten, chances are you will be accidentally exposed to gluten. It doesn’t take much gluten to set off a reaction. Sometimes it can be an amount that isn’t visible. • Aunt Susie forgetting about adding a tablespoon of flour to…

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Orange Almond Cake

There are times that only a piece of cake with a cup of coffee will make life better. But when you are gluten-free that can seem like an impossible dream. My recipe for Orange Almond Cake is perfect for that early morning coffee cake or muffin on a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning. It’s also…

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Don’t miss out on dessert

Life can seem a bit unfair when everyone around you is enjoying berry cobbler and ice cream…and you are on a gluten-free and dairy-free diet. Summer desserts during my childhood and young adult life were based around homemade berry cobblers and pies, and many times homemade ice cream. Wonderful memories! But with celiac you don’t…

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Fresh Ginger Tea To The Rescue

Feel like you are fighting off some type of bug? Perhaps you had a late night, ate something that you wish you hadn’t, or just want to feel better. Fresh ginger tea can give you a boost. I like to keep fresh ginger in my refrigerator for my Thai dishes and also for this tea…

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Spiced Mixed Nuts

How do you find good snacks that are gluten-free and dairy free…and your friends will like them? When you have celiac disease, it can be a bit of a challenge to find snacks that aren’t based around cheese and crackers. This nut mix is usually a hit with my dinner guests, plus it is nice…

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Tips for eating out with celiac disease

Being able to eat out is a big deal when you have celiac disease. But when you are trying to navigate the world of food, there always seems to be a big question or two in your mind. Choose wrong and you are gonna be ill. Are those meatballs really gluten-free? Did those eggs get…

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